Call for Applications: Reuther Library 2018 Sam Fishman Travel Grant Program

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Date: 
January 16, 2018
Location: 
Michigan, United States

The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs invites applications for travel grants of up to $1,000 as part of the 2018 Sam Fishman Travel Grant Program. The program provides research grant to support faculty, students, independent researchers, and union members to defray travel, lodging, food, and other costs to conduct research in the Reuther Library’s extensive labor collections. The award is named in honor of Sam Fishman, a former UAW and Michigan AFL-CIO leader and grants are only given in support of projects relating to labor history. 

Recipients are selected through an annual competitive application process in January for travel to be completed during the subsequent calendar year. As part of their research visits, awardees are invited to speak about their work at an informal event at the Reuther Library, or to submit a proposal for the North American Labor History Conference on the Wayne State University campus October 18-20, 2018. Recipients are required to submit a two-page research report and an expense report within one month of the conclusion of their research visit. Awards may only be used to reimburse receipted expenses. Recipients will be required to complete a federal W-9 form and accept reimbursement in the form of a check. 

The deadline for applications will be Tuesday, January 16, awardees will be announced by March 1, and those receiving awards will need to complete their travel by December 21, 2018.

Information is available here with application forms appended at that bottom of the page.  Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to:
Erik Nordberg, Director
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
erik.nordberg@wayne.edu

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Erik Nordberg, Director
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

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